You never failed your duties
but maybe people did fail you.
Every morning you would take those steps
which would one day help others to rise,
and then silently leave at the end of the day
with a promise for another tomorrow.
Men whom we are to look upto,
are the ones who don’t portray as heroes
and yet they define them.
Never inconsistent, never dishonest,
always delivering, always persistent.
While I, like most, failed to recognise you then,
today wonders how you might be doing?
Know that today you are a friend
whom someone is dearly remembering.
Unsaid words can never be uttered
for the listeners never return,
my friend you left a lifetime here
and for a lifetime shall I learn.